Coronavirus: COVID-19 - Updates from SPA

SPA staff have transitioned to working remotely.  While fully operational, we anticipate that there may be some delay in processing of certain items.Please inform SPA of grant and contract submissions anticipated over the next month.

Contacts for SPA Grant & Contract Officers can be found at


COGR Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19's Impact on Federal Awards

COGR COVID-19 Agency Guidance Matrix

The following information is useful information to the research community that was compiled by COGR.

Federal Agency Guidance

Agency Updates Specific to Federal Award Impact And Research


Office of Management and Budget

Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations (3/19/20)

Per OMB: Provides similar administrative relief as listed in M-20-11 to an expanded scope of recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

A link to the OMB memo and other federal guidance, as well as a repository for institutional guidance can be located on the COGR website here.

Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20)

Per OMB:  OMB is allowing Federal agencies to grant class exceptions in instances where the agency has determined that the purpose of the Federal awards is to support the continued research and services necessary to carry out the emergency response related to COVID-19. Further, agencies are reminded of their existing flexibility to issue exceptions on a case-by-case basis in accordance with 2 CFR § 200.102, Exceptions. The Administration will evaluate if these flexibilities should be extended to recipients whose operations have been adversely impacted in the emergency response related to COVID-19 at a later date.

National Institutes of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19

FAQs on COVID-19  Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients

NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19

NIH Guidance on Travel and Meetings Hosted by NIH

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19

Flexibilities for Assured Institutions for Activities of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) Due to COVID-19

National Science Foundation:

Coronavirus Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees

Dear Colleague Letter:  Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NSF Guidance for Major Facilities and Contracts Regarding COVID-19

NSF Deadline Extensions

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Assistant Administrator for Procurement Message on Coronavirus

Department of Energy 

Memo from Director of Science on accommodating interruptions during Coronavirus

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